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Multnomah County

Pay Range and Position Type: $71,869.54 – $110,943.51 Annually.  This classified management position is not eligible for overtime. This recruitment may be used to fill other regular, limited duration, or temporary positions.

Work to support the community-wide effort to address homelessness.


The Joint Office of Homeless Services was established in 2016 to oversee the delivery of services to people experiencing homelessness in Multnomah County. The office represents a shared commitment between Multnomah County and the City of Portland to ending homelessness and more effectively addressing the needs of people experiencing homelessness.  The Joint Office of Homeless Services partners with A Home for Everyone to develop and implement strategies to eliminate homelessness. Please learn more about our community-wide effort to address homelessness, A Home for Everyone.

As a member of the JOHS Management Team, this position fosters strategic vision and oversees planning, execution and evaluation of a comprehensive program of data collection, analysis, monitoring and evaluation in support of County-wide homeless services systems. The position manages a team of data analysts and other planning and policy staff who provide specialized services both internal and external to the county including evaluating the performance of the homeless services system at both the system- and provider-levels; acts as data steward for complex data systems; develops strategic partnerships both internal and external to the county for data sharing and evaluation; and supports budget development. This position will also provide expert testimony and guidance to county leadership, elected officials, and the public on evaluation of the homeless services system.


To Qualify:
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, lived experience and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.


Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

A Bachelor’s Degree – in lieu of a degree, we will consider equivalent years of related experience
Five (5) years of progressively increasing responsibility  for program planning and development,
Five (5) years of progressively increasing responsibility for research, data collection and program evaluation.
Five (5) years of management and supervisory experience.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills*: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

Direct experience (professional and/or lived) working with individuals and families who have experienced homelessness, and/or are households that are low income and marginalized/disenfranchised.
Experience applying an equity lens in policies and programming processes, with knowledge and skill in advancing racial justice and understanding how systems of oppression intersect.
Experience leading cross-jurisdictional and cross-sector planning and evaluation projects and programs that provides equitable outcomes for those who are facing homelessness.
Knowledge of the needs of and barriers faced by people of color experiencing homelessness.
Knowledgeable about mediation practices and manage dynamic and challenging conversations and tolerate ambiguity and turbulence and to role model these competencies to others
Ability to apply lived experience of homelessness as expert knowledge in developing policies programs, data collection and evaluation strategies.
Experience and demonstrated expertise in providing culturally responsive supervision to staff people with diverse cultural and experiential backgrounds,
Experience with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care requirements, including system performance measures, the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), and data collection and reporting requirements,
*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experiences that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.


Screening and Evaluation:


Application Packet: The application packet consists of the following documents. Please ensure that you upload these documents in your online application.

1. A completed online application

2. An uploaded resume covering relevant experience and education. Please be sure your resume includes the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title, a brief summary of your responsibilities, the number of employees under your supervision.

3. An uploaded cover letter that expands on your resume and addresses:

What interests you about this Planning and Evaluation position?
How does your experience and skill set aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications listed?
Note: The application, resume and cover letter should demonstrate your work experience/skills and how it is related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, as these materials will be scored and determine your eligibility to advance in this recruitment process.


The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates as follows:

Initial review of minimum qualifications. We may do an additional preferred review to identify those highest qualified.
Phone interviews
Panel interviews
Professional Reference Checks

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.


Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.


Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.




Tyesha Robertson




+1 (503) 9889033 x8903

☆ Dont forget to tell your interviewer that you heard about this opportunity from the Urban League of Portland ☆